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Common Darter, male, immature

Hi,

Below is a sample of an immature Common Darter (they will turn brick red when mature) demonstrating what the 70-300 + EX25 is capable of. Distance to subject around 1.5 meters.

I must confess I am really pleased with the image quality. Slightly cropped only, original is almost a full frame capture.


Some image data:

E520
ISO 800
1/1000s
70-300 + EX25 @ 190 mm
F/7.1


Thanks for looking
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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

A most pleasing shot.

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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

Thanks for posting the stats too as this highlights a few interesting points to me such as how capable the Oly 70-300mm lens is in good light, how well Oly copes with higher ISOs in daylight, and how well the combo with EX25 works in the right conditions! Classy image.

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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

Hi Tord.... brilliant close up and interesting way you got him.

800 iso would bring me out in a cold sweat ...did you have to do any Noise Reduction on it.

Can you give a few quick pointers to tell the Imm Male from the female.

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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

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Hi Tord.... brilliant close up and interesting way you got him.

800 iso would bring me out in a cold sweat ...did you have to do any Noise Reduction on it.

Can you give a few quick pointers to tell the Imm Male from the female.

Keith
Hi Keith

I slightly reduced noise in the digital lab, darker parts of the photo were just a little bit grainy in the RAW but not really visible after resizing to 1024 wide.

The size of the specimen tells you it is a youngster (length is around 7 cm, which is impossible to know by just looking at the picture). The only way to confirm the gender and distinguish the immature male from female is having a detailed look at the anal appendages; the male's appendages are meeting initially and then diverging, whereas the female's appendages are separated. I have another photograph where this is visible. Lastly if you look close you will see a slight tint of brick red that is starting to develop on the abdomen, a sign it is a male.

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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

Thank YOU Tord for getting back.
These have had me spellbound for over 50 years and with the magic of the digital age I can get up close and finally learn a bit.......most coming from all you experts.
Whenever I see one I just have to find out the species and the many variations make it so hard.


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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

Nice study well taken.
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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

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Thank YOU Tord for getting back.
These have had me spellbound for over 50 years and with the magic of the digital age I can get up close and finally learn a bit.......most coming from all you experts.
Whenever I see one I just have to find out the species and the many variations make it so hard.


Thanks again

Keith
Hi Keith,

Here are some websites you may find useful to help you identifying species:
Chris Brooks Photography
List of British species on Wikipedia

There is quite some overlap with the species around where I live (south Sweden), and at least myself found these sites useful.

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Re: Common Darter, male, immature

An exquisite shot!

In the right hands, the 70-300 + EX-25 can work wonders. (Hope I got the expression right!).
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